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El Hueso de Fraile. coffee, music & tea

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837 E Elizabeth St Ste D, Brownsville, TX 78520-5144
+1 956-372-1415
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 17:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Brownsville, Texas
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entertainment is why you should go! Service very slow when their busy but I would still go back. We had a good time

Thank Rgpierce
Brownsville, Texas
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99 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you arelooking for a place to relax, enjoy some music, good food, great coffee and drinks, this is the spot. A very good selection of beers, ENJOY. Coffee drinks a must. Food is very good, small but good selection. The MUSIC, always a good choice, different styles but always good to sit down and take a chill. But the... More 

Thank hpresas
Juneau, Alaska
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in for a beer and were surprised by the great beer and cider selection. Our visit was early evening so no live music at the time but we really liked the atmosphere and with more time in the area would certainly have stopped in here for a snack and some local entertainment. There were an... More 

Thank AKtraveler0223
La Feria, Texas
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had a very good iced coffee for $2.50. I listened to some excellent live music. I got excellent service. Overall, it was an excellent experience.

Thank Philip_Wilson
Brownsville, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

They don't really have a big menu, but whatever is listed there it's good. It's a great place to spend some time chatting with friends and drink some wine. The atmosphere is unique, since they usually have live music at night, and they tend to be students from the school of music from the local college. Don't expect any luxury... More 

Thank Ale201362
Brownsville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great hidden gem in brownsville tx. There's nothing like it here in brownsville. need to try the VERACRUZ coffee! They take a little long with your orders but just enjoy the live music.A+

Thank guijarro11
Brownsville, Texas
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Was pleasantly surprised with the delicious coffee drink I ordered. Makes me want to return to try the rest of them. The ambience and scene is an acquired taste, but the drinks make it worth it.

Thank blackcadillacs
Brownsville, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I do not know if it was worth the wait............We simply ordered coffee drinks and the place was sparse. It seemed to take a good half hour before we got our coffees.

Thank MarieDLara
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The minute you step into this place you will feel as if you are in another city. The music here is very ambient and soothing. Local artists perform live music everyday starting at 8 and usually ending at around 12, depending on weekends. The service here is wonderful as is the food. Kudos to the owners for bringing such a... More 

Thank raulruiz98
Brownsville, Texas
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212 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious & CREATIVE coffee & teas! A chilled ambiance filled with local art & live music every evening. They have a good selection of craft beers that ate worth trying and do try their deli styled foods! Near the back are board games you could bust out to spend some quality time with friends!

Thank Tony_T3000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 837 E Elizabeth St Ste D, Brownsville, TX 78520-5144
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Brownsville
  • Phone Number: +1 956-372-1415

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?